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TRICARE Demonstration Project for the Philippines
Document Number: 2011-24901
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This notice is to advise interested parties of a Military Health System demonstration project entitled ``TRICARE Demonstration Project for the Philippines.'' The purpose of this demonstration is to validate an alternative approach to providing healthcare services for those beneficiaries covered under the TRICARE Standard option in the Philippines, controlling costs, eliminating any balance billing issues, and ensuring that the billing practices comply with regulatory requirements. Under this demonstration, the overseas contractor in the Philippines will establish a dedicated list of providers in the Philippines who will file their claims with the contractor and be reimbursed under an established fee schedule. The providers will adhere to the quality of care requirements of the overseas contract. The beneficiaries will have overall lower costs because these providers will no longer require payments at the time of service nor will they subject beneficiaries to balanced billing of charges. Because of the geographic conditions in the Philippines and the realization that providers of the required specialties are not available in all areas, the contractor will not be required to develop a list of providers in all areas. However, in those areas where the contractor is able to develop a sufficient list of providers then all TRICARE Standard beneficiaries residing in those areas of the Philippines will be required to use these providers in order for their claims to be paid. Notice will be provided to the beneficiaries informing them of the areas participating and not participating in this demonstration.
Joint Europe Africa Deployment & Distribution Conference 2011: “Adapting To Challenge and Change”
Document Number: 2011-24896
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This document announces that U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) will convene their annual Joint Europe Africa Deployment and Distribution Conference (JEADDC), featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and working groups involving agency personnel, members of the trade community, academia, and other government agencies. Conference participants will focus on transportation and logistics strategy, capabilities, initiatives, issues, and concerns in Africa and Europe. The keynote speaker will be Lieutenant General (Retired) Claude V. ``Chris'' Christianson.
Membership of the Defense Contract Audit Agency Senior Executive Service Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2011-24789
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This notice announces the appointment of members to the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Performance Review Boards. The Performance Review Boards provide fair and impartial review of Senior Executive Service (SES) performance appraisals and make recommendations to the Director, DCAA, regarding final performance ratings and performance awards for DCAA SES members.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Only One Offer (DFARS Case 2011-D013)
Document Number: 2011-24783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to address acquisitions using competitive procedures in which only one offer is received. With some exceptions, the contracting officer must resolicit for an additional period of at least 30 days, if the solicitation allowed fewer than 30 days for receipt of proposals and only one offer is received. If a period of at least 30 days was allowed for receipt of proposals, the contracting officer must determine prices to be fair and reasonable through price or cost analysis or enter negotiations with the offeror.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; OxiCool, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-24768
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to OxiCool, Inc., of 4747 South Broad Street, The Navy Yard, Building 101, Suite LL40, Philadelphia, PA 19112-103, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license, in all fields of use on commercial and residential air conditioning systems, to practice in the United States (U.S.), the Government-Owned invention, as identified in U.S. Patent No. 6,240,742: Modular Portable Air-Conditioning System, issued June 05, 2001//U.S. Patent Application No. 12/537,852: Air Conditioning System//Navy Case No. PAX83, filed August 07, 2009; and all U.S. and International applications and/or patents claiming priority from either of the forgoing.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement For Divert Activities and Exercises, Guam and Commomwealth of The Northern Mariana Islands
Document Number: 2011-24754
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) Environmental Impact Analysis Process (32 CFR part 989), the USAF is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Divert Activities and Exercises, Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The proposed divert activities and exercises would involve airfield improvements designed to provide additional divert capability for various military aircraft operating as part of joint training exercises, humanitarian assistance activities, and disaster relief operations for northeast Asia. The proposed action would include the development and construction of facilities and infrastructure designed to support up to one tanker squadron of 12 KC-135 aircraft and its approximately 500 support personnel. This proposed action includes divert activities and exercises involving a tanker squadron, as well as USAF, U.S. Navy, or other military aircraft operating in the region, and ideally would require a 10,000-foot runway. Components of the proposal include a cargo pad; an expanded runway area; new taxiways, aprons, and shoulders; 6,000-square foot maintenance facility; jet fuel receiving, storage, and delivery capability; and associated pavement markings, lighting, security, and other related infrastructure. The possible alternatives for the divert airfield capability include the international airports on Saipan, Tinian, Rota, or other reasonable alternatives developed during the scoping process. Guam International Airport, as an existing divert location, will be considered in this EIS, as part of the no action alternative. The Air Force is in the process of inviting potential Cooperating Agencies to participate in aspects of the EIS development as appropriate or required. Scoping: In order to effectively define the full range of issues to be evaluated in the EIS, the USAF will sponsor a series of scoping meetings to determine the scope of the EIS and solicit comments from interested agencies and members of the public.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Enhanced Energy Group, LLC
Document Number: 2011-24695
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a revocable, nonassignable exclusive license to Enhanced Energy Group, LLC. The proposed license is an exclusive license to practice several inventions throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and all other United States territories and possessions. The Secretary of the Navy has an ownership interest in these inventions, and they are covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,926,275: Closed Brayton Cycle Direct Contact Reactor/ Storage Tank With Chemical Scrubber.//U.S. Patent No. 7,926,276: Closed Cycle Brayton Propulsion System With Direct Heat Transfer.//U.S. Patent No. 7,937,930: Semiclosed Brayton Cycle Power System With Direct Heat Transfer.//U.S. Patent No. 7,951,339: Closed Brayton Cycle Direct Contact Reactor/Storage Tank With O2 Afterburner.//U.S. Patent App. Ser. No. 07/926115: Semi-Closed Brayton Cycle Power System Direct Combustion Heat Transfer.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-24679
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The inventions listed below are those in which the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy has an ownership interest and are made available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 7,679,410: A Method for Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of a Broadband Transistor Switch for Periodic Switching Applications Issued 3/16/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,679,999: Marine Acoustic Sensor Assembly Issued 3/16/2010/ /U.S. Patent No. 7,685,862: Target System Giving Accuracy and Energy Issued 3/30/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,690,309: Supercavitating Vehicle Control Issued 4/6/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,691,798: Coating to Reduce Friction on Skis and Snow Boards Issued 4/6/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,721,843: Visual Acoustic Device Issued 5/25/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,734,755: Interactive Data Fault Localization System and Method Issued 6/8/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,755,326: Battery Monitoring and Charging System Issued 7/13/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,779,772: Submarine Short- Range Defense System Issued 8/24/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,782,712: A Method to Estimate Local Towed Array Angles Using Flush Mounted Hot Film Wall Shear Sensors Issued 8/24/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,800,978: Method for Real Time Matched Field Processing Issued 9/21/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,802,474: Fiber Optic Laser Accelerometer Issued 9/28/2010/ /U.S. Patent Application Ser. No. 07/926115: Semi-Closed Brayton Cycle Power System Direct Combustion Heat Transfer Filed 8/7/1992//U.S. Patent No. 7,804,454: Active High Frequency Transmitter Antenna Assembly Issued 9/28/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,832,998: Controlled Skin Formation for Foamed Extrudate Issued 11/16/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,861,977: Adaptive Material Actuators for Coanda Effect Circulation Control Slots Issued 1/4/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,865,836: Geospatial Prioritized Data Acquisition Analysis and Presentation Issued 1/4/2011/ /U.S. Patent No. 7,868,833: An Ultra Wideband Buoyant Cable Antenna Element Issued 1/11/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,869,910: Autocatalytic Oscillators for Animal-Like Locomotion in Small Underwater Vehicles Issued 1/11/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,878,873: Variable Orifice Propulsor Issued 2/1/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,881,156: Method to Estimate Towed Array Angles Issued 2/1/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,884,592: An Energy Efficient Method for Changing the Voltage of a DC Source to Another Voltage in Order to Supply a Load That Requires a Different Voltage Issued 2/8/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,886,728: System and Method for Controlling the Power Output of an Internal Combustion Engine Issued 2/ 15/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,906,340: Method for Quantitative Determination of Hydrogen Peroxide Using Potentiometric Titration Issued 3/15/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,924,654: System for Beamforming Acoustic Buoy Fields Issued 4/12/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,926,275: Closed Brayton Cycle Direct Contact Reactor/Storage Tank With Chemical Scrubber Issued 4/19/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,926,276: Closed Cycle Brayton Propulsion System With Direct Heat Transfer Issued 4/19/ 2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,926,587: Explosive Water Jet With Precursor Bubble Issued 4/19/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,929,375: Method and Apparatus for Improved Active Sonar Using Singular Value Decomposition Filtering Issued 4/19/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,937,930: Semiclosed Brayton Cycle Power System With Direct Heat Transfer Issued 5/10/2011// U.S. Patent No. 7,938,077: Hydrogen Generator Apparatus for an Underwater Vehicle Issued 5/10/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,940,602: Automatic Depth Sounder (Fathometer) Electronic Chart Comparator Issued 5/10/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,951,339: Closed Brayton Cycle Direct Contact Reactor/Storage Tank With O2 Afterburner Issued 5/ 31/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,952,530: Serpentine Buoyant Cable Antenna Issued 5/31/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,954,442: Towed Array Deployment System for Unmanned Surface Vehicle Issued 6/7/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,966,936: Telescoping Cavitator Issued 6/28/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,975,614: Acoustic Shotgun System Issued 7/12/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,985,924: Coaxial Transducer Issued 7/26/2011//U.S. Patent No. 8,006,619: Underwater Acoustic Tracer System Issued 8/30/2011.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-24645
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Department of the Air Force is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Meeting of the Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council (MFRC)
Document Number: 2011-24599
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Pursuant to Section 10(a), Public Law 92-463, as amended, notice is hereby given of a forthcoming meeting of the Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council (MFRC). The purpose of the Council meeting is to review the military family programs which will be the focus for the Council for next year, review the status of warrior care, and address selected concerns of military family organizations. The meeting is open to the public, subject to the availability of space. Persons desiring to attend may contact Ms. Melody McDonald at 571-256-1738 or e-mail FamilyReadinessCouncil@osd.mil no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 to arrange for parking and escort into the conference room inside the Pentagon. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Council. Persons desiring to submit a written statement to the Council must notify the point of contact listed below no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Document Number: 2011-24595
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), this notice announces the following meeting of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and the Final General Conformity Determination for the Newhall Ranch Resource Management and Development Plan, Santa Clarita, CA
Document Number: 2011-24509
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Regulatory Division (Corps) has made a Final General Conformity Determination (GCD) and executed a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/ EIR) and a Section 404 Permit under the Clean Water Act for the Newhall Ranch Resource Management and Development Plan, Santa Clarita, California. This Notice serves as the Public Notice/Notice of Availability for the Final EIS/EIR ROD and the Final GCD. The Record of Decision for the Final EIS/EIR was signed on 31 August 2011. In June 2010, the Corps, in coordination with the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), completed and published a joint Final EIS/EIR and Draft GCD, pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. The identified least environmentally damaging practicable alternative (LEDPA) in the ROD includes permanent impacts to 47.9 acres of waters of the United States, including 5.1 acres of wetlands, associated with discharges of fill material for bank protection to protect land development projects along water courses (including buried soil cement, buried gunite, grouted riprap, ungrouted riprap, and gunite lining); drainage facilities such as storm drains or outlets and partially lined open channels; grade control structures; bridges and drainage crossings; building pads; and water quality control facilities (sedimentation control, flood control, debris, and water quality basins). The LEDPA also includes temporary impacts to 35.3 acres of waters of the United States, including 11.8 acres of wetlands, associated with the construction of bank protection to protect land development projects along water courses (including buried soil cement, buried gunite, grouted riprap, ungrouted riprap, and gunite lining); utility crossings; activities associated with construction of a Water Reclamation Plant adjacent to the Santa Clara River and required bank protection; water quality control facilities (sedimentation control, flood debris, and water quality basins); regular and ongoing maintenance of all flood, drainage, and water quality protection structures and facilities on the RMDP site (such activities would include periodic inspection of structures and monitoring of vegetation growth and sediment buildup to ensure that the integrity of the structures is maintained and that planned conveyance capacity is present, routine repairs and maintenance of bridges and bank protection, and emergency maintenance activities); and temporary haul routes for grading equipment and geotechnical survey activities. As a Federal agency, the Corps prepared the Final GCD in compliance with Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act and for the issuance of a Corps Section 404 Permit for the discharges of fill material into waters of the United States. Direct and indirect air emissions for all pollutants related to the Federal action are not below specified de minimis Federal thresholds (40 CFR 93.153(b)). On 31 August 2011, the Corps completed its environmental review and finalized the GCD, executed the ROD, and issued a provisional Section 404 Standard Individual Permit for the LEDPA. The Corps considered and responded to all comments received in finalizing the EIS/EIR, Final GCD, ROD, and issuing the provisional permit. The public can request copies of the Final General Conformity Determination document or the ROD from the Corps at the address listed below. In addition, copies of the Final General Conformity Determination document are available for review during the next 30 days at the following libraries: County of Los Angeles Newhall Branch, Castaic Branch, Sylmar Branch, Valencia Branch, and the County of Ventura Fillmore Branch.
Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for Proposed Marine Terminal Development at Pier S and Back Channel Navigational Safety Improvements in the Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: 2011-24507
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District (Regulatory Division), in coordination with the Port of Long Beach, has completed a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/DEIR) for the Pier S Marine Terminal and Back Channel Improvement Project, encompassing approximately 210 acres of land and water. The development of Pier S and Back Channel improvements would result in an approximately 160-acre marine container terminal, and would include the following elements: Property acquisition; dredging, wharf construction, other waterside improvements, and container cranes; container yard and associated structures; terminal buildings and other structures; truck gates, associated structures, and roadwork; intermodal rail yard, structures, and dual rail lead; and utility and oil facility relocation. Construction duration is estimated at 22 months. The Port of Long Beach requires authorization pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, and Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act, to implement various regulated activities in and over waters of the U.S. associated with developing Pier S. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Port will serve as Lead Agency for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for its consideration of development approvals within its jurisdiction. The Corps and the Port have agreed to jointly prepare a DEIS/DEIR in order to optimize efficiency and avoid duplication. The DEIS/DEIR is intended to be sufficient in scope to address federal, state, and local requirements and environmental issues concerning the proposed activities and permit approvals.
Interim Change to the Military Freight Traffic Unified Rules Publication (MFTURP) No. 1
Document Number: 2011-24492
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) is providing notice that it has released an interim change to the MFTURP No. 1. The interim change updates Section A.II.D.6 to align the safety requirements for transportation protective service (TPS) carriers with the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) scoring system.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in Cooperation With the North Carolina Department of Transportation for Improvements to the US 17 and Market Street (US 17 Business) Corridor in Northern New Hanover and Southern Pender Counties, NC
Document Number: 2011-24485
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Wilmington Regulatory Division is issuing this notice to advise the public that a State of North Carolina funded Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared describing proposed improvements to the transportation system starting at Military Cutoff Road in New Hanover County to north of Hampstead along US 17, Pender County, NC (TIP Projects U-4751 and R-3300).
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Puyallup River General Investigation Study, Pierce County, WA
Document Number: 2011-24484
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, for a proposed flood-risk management project in the Puyallup River Basin including the Puyallup River downstream of Electron Dam to Commencement Bay, the Carbon River and the White River downstream of Mud Mountain Dam. This study was requested by Pierce County (the local sponsor), Washington, because of the potential for significant flooding within the Puyallup River Basin. A DEIS is being prepared because of the potential for impacts on environmental resources, particularly salmonid habitat, and the intense public interest already demonstrated in addressing the flooding problems of the Puyallup, Carbon and White Rivers. The Puyallup River General Investigation (GI) DEIS for the Puyallup River Basin is being conducted under the authority of Section 209 of the Flood Control Act of 1962, Public Law 87-874. That section authorized a comprehensive study of Puget Sound, Washington, and adjacent waters including tributaries, in the interest of flood control, navigation, and other water uses and related land resources.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records; Correction
Document Number: 2011-24357
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
On September 6, 2011 (76 FR 55057-55059), DoD published a notice announcing its intent to add a Privacy Act System of Records. The system identifier was incorrectly written. This notice corrects that error.
Meeting of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2011-24351
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors will take place.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 2011-24342
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing to add a system of records notice to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 2011-24341
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The National Security Agency (NSA) is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2011-24188
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DoN)is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG) (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS FORT WORTH (LCS 3) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License; American Innovations, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-24183
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant American Innovations, Inc. a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license, with exclusive fields of use in entry control points, route clearance, patrolling, site exploitation, cache finds, area surveillance, joint security stations/combat outposts, raids, SPECOPS, K-9 support, training, in the United States to practice the Government-owned invention, U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 13/137521, filed August 24, 2011, entitled ``Bulk Homemade Explosives (HME) Precursor Detection Kit.''
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Invention; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-24182
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The following invention is assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and is made available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 13/137521: Bulk HME Precursor Detection Kit.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Multiyear Contracting (DFARS Case 2009-D026)
Document Number: 2011-23963
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update and clarify the requirements for multiyear contracting.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Material Inspection and Receiving Report (DFARS Case 2009-D023)
Document Number: 2011-23958
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Appendix F, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, to incorporate new procedures for using the electronic Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF) Receiving Report.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Presumption of Development Exclusively at Private Expense (DFARS Case 2007-D003)
Document Number: 2011-23956
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement sections of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 and 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, including special requirements and procedures related to the validation of a contractor's or subcontractor's asserted restrictions on technical data and computer software.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Alternative Line Item Structure (DFARS Case 2010-D017)
Document Number: 2011-23953
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to establish a standard procedure for offerors to propose an alternative line item structure that reflects the offeror's business practices for selling and billing commercial items and initial provisioning spares for weapon systems
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Construction and Architect-Engineer Services Performance Evaluation (DFARS Case 2010-D024)
Document Number: 2011-23952
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove the requirement to use DoD-unique forms to prepare contractor performance evaluations for construction and architect-engineer services.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Positive Law Codification of Title 41 U.S.C. (DFARS Case 2011-D036)
Document Number: 2011-23951
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform references throughout the DFARS to the new Codification of Title 41, United States Code, ``Public Contracts.''
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Designation of a Contracting Officer's Representative (DFARS Case 2011-D037)
Document Number: 2011-23950
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify that a contracting officer's representative must be an employee, military or civilian, of the U.S. Government, a foreign government, or a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)/coalition partner, and that contractor personnel shall not serve as contracting officer's representatives.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement; Discussions Prior to Contract Award (DFARS Case 2010-D013)
Document Number: 2011-23949
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to strongly encourage discussions prior to award for source selections of procurements estimated at $100 million or more.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Annual Representations and Certifications (DFARS Case 2009-D011)
Document Number: 2011-23947
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform it to higher-level changes in the Code of Federal Regulation relating to annual representations and certifications.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Passive Radio Frequency Identification (DFARS Case 2010-D014)
Document Number: 2011-23945
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update requirements relating to the use of passive radio frequency identification (RFID).
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card® and Aircraft Ground Services (DFARS Case 2009-D019)
Document Number: 2011-23944
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to allow the use of U.S. Government fuel cards in lieu of a Purchase Order-Invoice-Voucher for fuel, oil, and refueling-related items for purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold.
TRICARE; Changes Included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010; Constructive Eligibility for TRICARE Benefits of Certain Persons Otherwise Ineligible Under Retroactive Determination of Entitlement to Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance Benefits
Document Number: 2011-23765
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department is publishing this proposed rule to implement section 706 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2010, Public Law 111-84. Specifically section 706 exempts TRICARE beneficiaries under the age of 65 who become disabled from the requirement to enroll in Medicare Part B for the retroactive months of entitlement to Medicare Part A in order to maintain TRICARE coverage. This statutory amendment and proposed rule only impact eligibility for the period in which the beneficiary's disability determination is pending before the Social Security Administration. Eligible beneficiaries would still be required to enroll in Medicare Part B in order to maintain their TRICARE coverage for future months, but would be considered to have coverage under the TRICARE program for the months retroactive to their entitlement to Medicare Part A. This proposed rule also amends the eligibility section of the TRICARE regulation to more clearly address reinstatement of TRICARE eligibility following a gap in coverage due to lack of enrollment in Medicare Part B.
TRICARE; Smoking Cessation Program Under TRICARE
Document Number: 2011-23764
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This proposed rule implements Section 713 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2009 (FY 2009), Public Law 110-417. Section 713 states the Secretary shall establish a smoking cessation program under the TRICARE program. The smoking cessation program under TRICARE shall, at a minimum, include the following: the availability, at no cost to the beneficiary, of pharmaceuticals used for smoking cessation, with the limitation on the availability of such pharmaceuticals to the mail-order pharmacy program under the TRICARE program; smoking cessation counseling; access to a toll-free quit line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and access to print and Internet web-based tobacco cessation material. Per the statute, Medicare-eligible beneficiaries are excluded from the TRICARE smoking cessation program.
TRICARE; TRICARE Sanction Authority for Third-Party Billing Agents
Document Number: 2011-23763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The rule proposes to provide the Director, TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), or designee, with the authority to sanction third-party billing agents by invoking the administrative remedy of exclusion or suspension from the TRICARE program. Such sanctions may be invoked in situations involving fraud or abuse on the part of third-party billing agents that prepare or submit claims presented to TRICARE for payment.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: 2011-23758
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is exempting those records contained in DMDC 14 DoD, entitled ``Defense Clearance and Investigations Index (DCII)'', pertaining to investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes to enable OSD components to conduct certain investigations and relay law enforcement information without compromise of the information, protect investigative techniques and efforts employed, and identities of confidential sources who might not otherwise come forward and who furnished information under an express promise that the sources' identity would be held in confidence. The exemption will allow DoD to provide protection against notification of investigatory material including certain reciprocal investigations and counterintelligence information, which might alert a subject to the fact that an investigation of that individual is taking place, and the disclosure of which would weaken the on-going investigation, reveal investigatory techniques, and place confidential informants in jeopardy who furnished information under an express promise that the sources' identity would be held in confidence. Further, requiring OSD to grant access to records and agency rules for access and amendment of records would unfairly impede the investigation of allegations of unlawful activities. To require OSD to confirm or deny the existence of a record pertaining to a requesting individual may in itself provide an answer to that individual relating to an on-going investigation. The investigation of possible unlawful activities would be jeopardized by agency rules requiring verification of record, disclosure of the record to the subject, and record amendment procedures. This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive changes to the Office of the Secretary Privacy Program rules. These changes will allow the Department to add an exemption rule to the Office of the Secretary of Defense Privacy Program rules that will exempt applicable Department records and/or material from certain portions of the Privacy Act. This change will allow the Department to move part of the Department's personnel security program records from the Defense Security Service Privacy Program to the Office of the Secretary of Defense Privacy Program. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's program by preserving the exempt status of the applicable records and/ or material when the purposes underlying the exemption(s) are valid and necessary. This rule is being published as a direct final rule as the Department of Defense does not expect to receive any adverse comments, and so a proposed rule is unnecessary.
Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Permit Application for Widening of Bayou Casotte and Lower Sound Channels of the Pascagoula Harbor Channel, in the Port of Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi
Document Number: 2011-23994
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Mobile District Regulatory Division announces its intent to prepare an EIS to assess the potential environmental impacts associated with widening the existing Pascagoula Lower Sound/Bayou Casotte Federal Channel segment of Pascagoula Harbor (the Project). The proposed Project is a 100-foot- widening of the Lower Sound and Bayou Casotte Legs of the Pascagoula Harbor Channel, as well as limited widening of the northern portion of the Horn Island Pass Channel to facilitate the transition between the two channel segments. The Corps is considering the Jackson County Port Authority/Port of Pascagoula (Port) application for a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, and Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act. A joint public notice for the Section 10 permit (SAM-2011-00389-PAH) was issued by the Corps on April 15, 2011.
Air University Board of Visitors Meeting
Document Number: 2011-23925
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the Air University Board of Visitors' meeting will take place on Tuesday, 4 October 2011, from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be a conference call meeting. Please contact Mrs. Diana Bunch, Designated Federal Officer, at (334) 953-4547, for further information to access the conference call. The purpose and agenda of this meeting is to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the strategic positioning of Air University's educational mission. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155 all sessions of the Air University Board of Visitors' meeting will be open to the public. Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the Air University Board of Visitors should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below at any time. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting which is the subject of this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Air University Board of Visitors until its next meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Air University Board of Visitors' Board Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. Additionally, any member of the public wishing to attend this meeting should contact either person listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting for information on base entry passes.
Meeting of the Department of Defense Wage Committee
Document Number: 2011-23920
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that a closed meeting of the Department of Defense Wage Committee will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 10 a.m. at 1400 Key Boulevard, Level A, Room A101, Rosslyn, Virginia 22209. Under the provisions of section 10(d) of Public Law 92-463, the Department of Defense has determined that the meetings meet the criteria to close meetings to the public because the matters to be considered are related to internal rules and practices of the Department of Defense and the detailed wage data to be considered were obtained from officials of private establishments with a guarantee that the data will be held in confidence. However, members of the public who may wish to do so are invited to submit material in writing to the chairman concerning matters believed to be deserving of the Committee's attention. Additional information concerning the meetings may be obtained by writing to the Chairman, Department of Defense Wage Committee, 4000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-4000.
Meeting of the Department of Defense Wage Committee
Document Number: 2011-23919
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that a closed meeting of the Department of Defense Wage Committee will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 10 a.m. at 1400 Key Boulevard, Level A, Room A101, Rosslyn, Virginia 22209. Under the provisions of section 10(d) of Public Law 92-463, the Department of Defense has determined that the meetings meet the criteria to close meetings to the public because the matters to be considered are related to internal rules and practices of the Department of Defense and the detailed wage data to be considered were obtained from officials of private establishments with a guarantee that the data will be held in confidence. However, members of the public who may wish to do so are invited to submit material in writing to the chairman concerning matters believed to be deserving of the Committee's attention. Additional information concerning the meetings may be obtained by writing to the Chairman, Department of Defense Wage Committee, 4000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-4000.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Display of DoD Inspector General Fraud Hotline Posters
Document Number: 2011-23782
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require contractors to display the DoD fraud hotline poster in common work areas.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Increase the Use of Fixed-Price Incentive (Firm Target) Contracts
Document Number: 2011-23779
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the DFARS to increase the use of fixed-price incentive (firm target) contracts, with particular attention to share lines and ceiling prices.
TRICARE; Elimination of the Non-Availability Statement (NAS) Requirement for Non-Emergency Inpatient Mental Health Care
Document Number: 2011-23766
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This proposed rule eliminates the requirement that states a NAS is needed for non-emergency inpatient mental health care in order for a TRICARE Standard beneficiary's claim to be paid.
TRICARE: Unfortunate Sequelae From Noncovered Services in a Military Treatment Facility
Document Number: 2011-23762
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing this final rule to allow coverage for otherwise covered services and supplies required in the treatment of complications (unfortunate sequelae) resulting from a noncovered incident of treatment provided in a Military Treatment Facility (MTF), when the initial noncovered service has been authorized by the MTF Commander and the MTF is unable to provide the necessary treatment of the complications. This final rule is necessary to protect TRICARE beneficiaries from incurring financial hardships due to the current regulatory restrictions that prohibit TRICARE coverage of treatment of the complications resulting from noncovered procedures, even when those procedures were conducted in a Department of Defense facility.
TRICARE; Changes Included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010; Expansion of Survivor Eligibility Under the TRICARE Dental Program
Document Number: 2011-23761
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department is publishing this final rule to implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (NDAA for FY10), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (NDAA for FY11). Specifically, that legislation expands the survivor eligibility under the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP). The 2011 amendment to the legislation entitles the surviving spouse and child(ren) continuation of eligibility for the TDP regardless of whether they were previously enrolled in the TDP. Prior enrollment in the TDP had been a requirement of the 2010 legislation for both the spouse and children. The period of continued eligibility for a spouse will be 3 years beginning on the date of the member's death. The legislation entitles a child to continuation of eligibility for the TDP for the longer of three years or until age 21 (or 23 for most full-time students). Survivors, who meet the new eligibility requirements, will obtain TDP eligibility as of the publishing of the final rule in the Federal Register. Retroactive payment of premiums or claims paid for dental treatment during the time of loss of TDP eligibility will not be reimbursed to surviving dependents.
TRICARE; Continued Health Care Benefit Program Expansion
Document Number: 2011-23760
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This final rule executes the expansion of section 1078a of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C). With the recent expansions of Military Health System (MHS) coverage, particularly with the Reserve Component (RC) members, some MHS beneficiaries would not be eligible to purchase Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP) coverage under certain circumstances that terminate their MHS coverage. This provision allows the Secretary to establish CHCBP eligibility for any category of MHS beneficiaries who otherwise would lose MHS coverage with no continued care eligibility. Although the proposed rule listed each authorized category of MHS beneficiary eligible to receive care, on further examination this format for the rule appeared cumbersome and perhaps confusing. Thus this final rule contains some organizational changes to simplify the rule to enhance understanding and make clear that any category including future categories of beneficiaries are entitled to purchase this CHCBP coverage. This final rule also includes administrative changes providing clarification on eligibility notifications and the CHCBP premium rate publication process. It updates the previous final rule published in the Federal Register on September 30, 1994.
Air Installations Compatible Use Zones
Document Number: 2011-23759
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This final rule removes the DoD's rule concerning air installations compatible use zones. The underlying DoD Instruction has been revised and it has been determined that there is no need to publish the revised DoD Instruction as a rule in the Code of Federal Regulations since the Instruction is for the internal management of the DoD.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: 2011-23756
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is exempting those records contained in DMDC 13, entitled ``Investigative Records Repository'', when investigatory material is compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for Federal civilian employment, military service, Federal contracts, or access to classified information, but only to the extent that such material would reveal the identity of a confidential source. This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive changes to the Office of the Secretary Privacy Program rules. These changes will allow the Department to add an exemption rule to the Office of the Secretary of Defense Privacy Program rules that will exempt applicable Department records and/or material from certain portions of the Privacy Act. This change will allow the Department to move part of the Department's personnel security program records from the Defense Security Service Privacy Program to the Office of the Secretary of Defense Privacy Program. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's program by preserving the exempt status of the applicable records and/ or material when the purposes underlying the exemption(s) are valid and necessary. This rule is being published as a direct final rule as the Department of Defense does not expect to receive any adverse comments, and so a proposed rule is unnecessary.